Annual Meeting

46th Annual Meeting

December 6 – December 8, 2018
The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ

Online Registration is Now Closed. Please register on site at the Phoenician Resort.

The Phoenician Resort is Sold Out

The Phoenician Resort, the venue for the CSRS meetings, is sold out.


Preliminary Program

The 2018 Annual Meeting scientific program can be found here. Please note that times are subject to change and that the program will be updated as changes occur.

Please visit one of six available industry workshops on Thursday, December 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. No prior registration is required. Lunch available for workshop attendees.

Workshop 1: DePuy Synthes Spine, Room 18 Innovation in Complex Cervical Reconstruction: What the Research Evidence Tells Us About Alignment, Deformity, Revision and Complications
Faculty: Christopher P. Ames, MD

Workshop 2: Globus Medical, Inc., Room 15 Treatment of Severe Stenosis: Anterior v. Posterior v. 360
Faculty: Timothy Moore, MD

Workshop 3: Medtronic, Room 16
Navigating the Cervical Spine: The Latest in Techniques and Technologies
Faculty: John G. Heller, MD and Blake Staub, MD

Workshop 4: NuVasive, Room 17
Challenges of Cervical Surgery
Discussion topics include evaluation and management of cervical malalignment, nuances of dysphagia prevention, and posterior infection and treatment.
Faculty: Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD; Rick C. Sasso, MD; Vincent C. Traynelis, MD

Workshop 5: Stryker, Room 19
A Clinical Update on Tritanium – A Novel, Highly Porous Material Designed for Bone In-Growth and Biological Fixation
3D printed interbody devices have flooded the market but most lack evidence. Stryker’s proprietary Tritanium In-Growth Technology, used to build the Tritanium PL, TL and C Cages, was designed for bone in-growth and biological fixation. Join us as our distinguished surgeon faculty, Clinton J. Devin, MD, shares the science behind Tritanium In-Growth Technology.
Faculty: Clinton J. Devin, MD

Workshop 6: Zimmer Biomet, Room 21
Cervical Disc Replacement, Why We’re Undertreating Patients and How to Solve the Problem
Faculty: Woosik M. Chung, MD; John M. Rhee, MD; Stephen I. Ryu, MD; Neill M. Wright, MD

CSRS Industry Evening Events
Wednesday, December 5
NuVasive Industry Event
An Evening & Discussion with Cervical Thought Leaders – A Collegial Exchange of Ideas
Prior registration required
6:00 pm—8:00 pm, Grand Ballroom ABC
Hosted by Daniel Riew, MD; Todd Albert, MD; Regis Haid, MD; Christopher Shaffrey, MD; Vincent Traynelis, MD; Rick Sasso, MD; Michael Groff, MD; Alpesh Patel, MD; Trey Crawford, MD; and Tyler Koski, MD
Invitation only event. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Jennica Reeves at

Thursday, December 6
Medtronic Industry Dinner
How to Navigate Posterior Cervical: SynergyPCFSM with Infinity™ OCT System Live Surgeon Panel Broadcast with Navigated C1-T3 Case Discussion
Faculty: Paul Holman, MD; Taro Kaibara, MD; and Blake Staub, MD
Phoenician Hotel Ballroom A, 6:30 pm dinner; 7:00 pm Case Discussion, Grand Ballroom
If you would like to attend this event, please register through the link provided here: Medtronic.

  • President: Jeffrey C. Wang, MD President Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
  • Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair: Christopher P. Ames, MD Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair Christopher P. Ames, MD
  • Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair: Robert A. Hart, MD Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair Robert A. Hart, MD

Program Committee

Christopher P. Ames, MD,
Robert A. Hart, MD, Co-Chair
Nitin N. Bhatia, MD
Erica F. Bisson, MD
Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD
Clinton J. Devin, MD
Mitchell B. Harris, MD
Serena S. Hu, MD
Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD

Joon Yung Lee, MD
Sheeraz A. Qureshi, MD, MBA
Lee H. Riley, III, MD
P. Bradley Segebarth, MD
Justin Smith, MD, PhD
Leo Spector, MD
Brian W. Su, MD
Clifford B. Tribus, MD

Hans-Ulrich Bueff, MD
Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD
Christopher P. Ames, MD
W. Ryan Spiker, MD
Addisu Mesfin, MD
Jacob M. Buchowski, MD
Darrel S. Brodke, MD (ex officio)
Michael D. Daubs, MD (ex officio)
Alpesh A. Patel, MD  (ex officio)

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss new developments and techniques.
  • Present the results of current cervical spine research data.
  • Foster research concerning the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.

Who should attend:

The 2018 Annual Meeting is intended for practicing physicians, residents and fellows, both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who have an interest in cervical spine disorders.

Registration information:

Member and Nonmember registration opens May 15th, 2018.
Pre-registration deadline: 11/9/2018. Register on-site after 11/9/2018.

Cancellation Policy: A $50 processing fee will be assessed on cancellations made in writing before 11/10/18. Sorry, NO REFUNDS after 11/10/18.

A CSRS Customer Username is needed to log into the system.

  • If you do not have a CSRS Customer Username, please email CSRS with your full name, credentials, mailing address, phone number, and we will create one for you. In order to received the correct pricing category, please let us know if you are a resident, fellow, or allied health.
  • If you are a returning user, enter your CSRS username and password and then click on the “Login” button. For a misplaced username please contact the CSRS business office. For a misplaced password, click on “Forgot Password”.

Annual Meeting, December 6 – December 8, 2018
Included continental breakfasts, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and CME credit.

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active Member
No Charge

Senior, Corresponding or European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health

*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

Spouse/Guest Registration

Includes: Breakfast Thurs – Sat & Thurs evening reception.

Early Bird discounted rate ends October 15, 2018.


Other Education Opportunities:

Instructional Course, December 5
Included continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and CME credit.

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active, Senior, Corresponding or European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health

*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

Note: After accessing the online registration module, you must select a meeting event (Instructional Course and/or Annual Meeting) to successfully complete the registration process.

Registrants who do not select a meeting event will be required to finalize the process on-site including the additional $100 surcharge fee.


Register Here

CME Credits:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Cervical Spine Research Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona
Phone: (480) 941-8200

The Phoenician Resort is the venue for the CSRS 2018 Annual Meeting. Please see above for overflow information for The Hyatt House Scottsdale/Old Town.

Travel Infomation:

Air Travel
The Phoenician is located nine miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which serves 13 major airlines, as well as charter flights.

Ground Transportation
Ground transportation from local airports to The Phoenician is available via shuttle van, tax, limousine, sedan service, or car rental.

 Podium and E-Poster Guidelines

Click here for the 2018 Podium Presentation Guidelines

Click here for the 2018 E-Poster Guidelines